Let 2019 bring out the best in you! Too many people can get consumed by road rage as they drive for the holidays. Road rage can lead to distracted driving and distracted driving can lead to car accidents. If you are the victim or a car accident, contact our personal injury attorneys at the Lake of the Ozarks. Deputy and Mizell is here to give you a few tips for avoiding road rage.
New Year/New You: Tips for Avoiding Road Rage
Just move over if someone is tailgating you.
It’s really not worth it to stay in the fast lane if someone is going over the speed limit and tailgating. Just because they are in the wrong doesn’t mean you need to be too. Avoid making things worse and gently move over into the other lane.
Plan ahead so you aren’t so rushed and feeling the anxiety of running late when someone is driving slowly in front of you.
This can do you wonders. Just give yourself a little more time to get where you need to go this holiday season. This can make your trip so much easier. More travelers are expected to be on the road this holiday season than ever before. Planning ahead is your friend, especially this year.
Listen to soothing music when you start to feel angry in the car.
When you start to feel angry in the car, get to a point where you can change the radio station without getting distracted from the road, and turn on some soothing music. While this may sound silly, you’d be surprised how much it can help.
Ignore the ignorant, hostile gestures other drivers can sometimes make.
People get angry while driving sometimes, plain and simple. People aren’t perfect. Knowing this could possibly happen, learn to accept it and ignore the rude gestures drivers can sometimes make. Learning to do this can help you to keep YOUR road rage in check and can help with preventing the spread of road rage as much.
Only use your horn when you absolutely have to.
Blowing your horn because someone is going slow or made an obscene gesture at you, for example, can only escalate the situation. Just be the bigger person and only blow your horn when it’s absolutely necessary not out of anger. Horns on cars are meant to alert other drivers of coming dangers or hazards and to warn them of your vehicle’s quick arrival.
Avoid Road Rage in 2019 with Deputy and Mizell
If you have been injured in an accident caused by the road rage and negligence of another person, you may have a claim for damages against the responsible parties. Hiring an experienced Lake of the Ozarks personal injury lawyer will help ensure that you receive fair treatment under the law. To learn more, call Deputy and Mizell for a free consultation.
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